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Certificate Being ECFMG-certified when applying to the Match

Is there an advantage if one is already ECFMG-certified when applying to the Match? I intend to take CS in June or July, and I learned that the results come out in 2 months; that'd be September at most. However, I don't know how long it will take to become ECFMG-certified and if that would help when applying to the Match. If so, may be I should take CS earlier? Although that would be very difficult for me.

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Some programs require that you are ECFMG certified by the time of application in September, so yes it has some advantage.
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Thank you Sabio.

I still wonder how long it will take to get certified once the CS results come out. Does it happen instantly or does it take time like 3 weeks or so? Note that I'll have sent my diploma certificate and credentials months earlier.

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it takes about 2-4 weeks until you get the certificate in the mail.
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my advice..I applied with my Cs results pending for certification,

And Hence, got far less interviews, although not a bad number
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if i could do it again,

I would not apply til i was certified,

and I'd defnitely take my CS alot earlier... waiting for the results is a rather long and annoying process,

definitely try and take the Cs asap. .. it's not that hard of an exam, no need to overstudy
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Thank you Sabio.

I still wonder how long it will take to get certified once the CS results come out. Does it happen instantly or does it take time like 3 weeks or so? Note that I'll have sent my diploma certificate and credentials months earlier.

Thanks.

Haisook please tell me ...... should i send the hard copy of diploma ( kartoona) or just graduation certificate ......
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Haisook please tell me ...... should i send the hard copy of diploma ( kartoona) or just graduation certificate ......
You have to send photocopies of the final medical diploma (the carton one), but don't send it itself! Photocopies only.

I think they need 2 photocopies.

Check here: http://www.ecfmg.org/2011ib/ibmec.html#diploma
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Haisook please tell me ...... should i send the hard copy of diploma ( kartoona) or just graduation certificate ......
So you don't trust Sabio!
He answered you here
Cardboard Hard Copy Diploma or Paper Diploma?
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So you don't trust Sabio!
He answered you here
Cardboard Hard Copy Diploma or Paper Diploma?
No sure i trust Sabio but because Haisook is student from Egypt like me

and we have ( me and Haisook ) same situation

so please avoid this negative thinking

sure i trust sabio he is amazing and help me too much .
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it takes about 2-4 weeks until you get the certificate in the mail.
- Sorry about asking again after so long, but do I have to receive an actual copy of the certification, and then send it by mail to ERAS? I thought everything is done electronically over the internet.

- And I'm trying to book my exam on July 5-15, will that be early enough? Reporting should be on Aug 17, but remember the time needed to become ECFMG certified... :s

- And if I couldn't book earlier (mine is currently on July 19), will I miss the Match this year?

I'm sorry about asking all those questions. I'd appreciate your input.
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- Sorry about asking again after so long, but do I have to receive an actual copy of the certification, and then send it by mail to ERAS? I thought everything is done electronically over the internet.

- And I'm trying to book my exam on July 5-15, will that be early enough? Reporting should be on Aug 17, but remember the time needed to become ECFMG certified... :s

- And if I couldn't book earlier (mine is currently on July 19), will I miss the Match this year?

I'm sorry about asking all those questions. I'd appreciate your input.
Yes you need to wait until your OASIS account get updated with the issue date of your ECFMG certificate, because in ERAS there's a question asking you what is the date of issue of your ECFMG certificate if you tell them that you are certified.
I think you can make it on September 1st if you get your results by August 17th.

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Yes you need to wait until your OASIS account get updated with the issue date of your ECFMG certificate, because in ERAS there's a question asking you what is the date of issue of your ECFMG certificate if you tell them that you are certified.
I think you can make it on September 1st if you get your results by August 17th.

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Thanks Sabio. One last question; what is the date at which PDs just stop looking at applications? i.e. we'll miss the Match if our applications hadn't been submitted by this date.
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Thanks Sabio. One last question; what is the date at which PDs just stop looking at applications? i.e. we'll miss the Match if our applications hadn't been submitted by this date.
No universal date.
Some programs stop looking in the first week of September other programs continue looking through November.
To be on the safe side, apply in the first week of September, specially in the case of an IMG.

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